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Amon Simutowe vs Sondre Waage Tofte
"Let Amon Tear A Sondre" (game of the day Jan-07-2021)
Arctic Chess Challenge (2009), Tromso NOR, rd 9, Aug-09
Nimzo-Indian Defense: Normal Variation. Bishop Attack Classical Defense (E48)  ·  1-0



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  al wazir: If 23...Kxf7, then 24. Bg5+ Kg8 25. Bxh4 g5 26. Bxg5 hxg5 27. Ne4 Rd5.
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  An Englishman: Good Evening: Have rarely seen games where a King sets a trap, and 19.Kh2 sets a good one.
Jan-07-21  Cheapo by the Dozen: Fun game!

Also, outstanding two-name pun. I'd argue that a line from the standard marriage ceremony is a pretty good fit for a game whose main themes are a queen sac by one player and repeated attacks on the queen of the other.

Jan-07-21  Jambow: Nice finish coordinating the minor pieces to force the king into peril.
Jan-07-21  Brenin: "What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." Matthew 19:6 (Authorized King James Version). An entertaining game.
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  OhioChessFan: Amusing and clever groaner of a pun.
Jan-07-21  Ironmanth: A great game! Y'all stay safe out there today, please!
Jan-07-21  goodevans: The position after 16...Ne7 looks to be a critical point in the game.

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Against a normal developing move like <17.Rac1> black can play <17...f5> and the advanced e- and f-pawns are exerting some influence on the game. There's no good way to stop ...f5 (17.Ng3 Qh4 18.Qd3 delays it and might be worth considering) but <17.f4> at least renders it harmless since <17...f5> can now be answered with <18.Bf3 Qh4/g6 19.fxe5>.

<17.f4> was not a move to be taken lightly. The game line had intermezzo after intermezzo (18...Bc5+ looked like it won a pawn but instead 20.Ng3 won a piece) followed by the dangerous looking pin. If that wasn't enough to consider, white also had to evaluate black's possible sac <17...Nf5 18.g4 Qxh3 19.gxf5 Qg4+>.

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That also looks dangerous and it takes some calculation to work out that white's fine here.

Not a move to be taken lightly at all.

Jan-07-21  offramp: It's like he was giving a simutowneous display.
Jan-07-21  belgradegambit: Nice game and excellent pun!
Jan-07-21  goodevans: As <46.Bg8+> was unnecessary (46.Bf7 immediately delivers the same mate a move quicker) l can't help wondering whether Simutowe was just toying with his opponent, giving him the false hope he'd follow up with <47.Nh6??> (threatening 48.Nf7#). If so, that would have been deliciously cruel.
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  Messiah: Insane game! Very nice!
Aug-16-22  au contraire: Bien jouĂ© !

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